Physical activity and sports in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease in comparison with healthy seniors.

@article{Fertl1993PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and sports in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease in comparison with healthy seniors.},
  author={Elisabeth Fertl and A. Doppelbauer and Eduard Auff},
  journal={Journal of neural transmission. Parkinson's disease and dementia section},
  year={1993},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={157-61}
}
Physical activity during lifetime was investigated among 32 Parkinson patients (age 65.6 +/- 8.1 yrs, mean +/- SD) retrospectively by means of a structured interview. Data were compared with 31 healthy controls (age 61.7 +/- 5.8 yrs). An objective score was obtained by presenting a list of all kinds of sports, subjective estimation of physical activity was done by visual analogous scales. Until the occurrence of the first symptoms (mean = 58.5 yrs) the patients did not differ from controls… CONTINUE READING

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